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Museums & Heritage

Lack of space at the British Museum sees major loan of Assyrian collection to Getty

Since the closure of a basement gallery in 2006 there is little room to store the whole collection

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Greece in talks with Louvre to borrow Parthenon frieze as part of 'temporary exchange'

Move reignites debate over British Museum’s position on sculptures brought to Britain by Lord Elgin

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National Gallery

'Exceptional loan' of Francesco Melzi painting from Russia comes to London's National Gallery

Unusual month-long display of recently restored work by Leonardo’s favourite and heir will be lent by the State Hermitage Museum

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Loans

Hermitage and MoMA heads seek end to US-Russian loans freeze

Diplomats hint at future cooperation between the countries at Texas conference

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Amsterdam Sunflowers will never again travel

Conservators are concerned over Van Gogh’s still life, which went to over 80 exhibitions after the war

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Banksy

Shredded Banksy work to go on long-term loan to Stuttgart museum

Love Is in the Bin will be shown among works by Rembrandt, Holbein, Marcel Duchamp and Picasso

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British Museum

Looted ‘cannibal’ bowl will not travel to Quai Branly in Paris for Oceania exhibition

Royal Academy says conservation issues—not restitution fears—mean the ceremonial feast trough can not be loaned

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Market

In debt we trust: the rise of art-secured lending

The rapid growth in the number of loan providers, from private banks to specialist lenders, could transform the art market’s relationship with the financial markets

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Art market

London dealer Matthew Green accused of selling art used to secure more than £2m in loans

His business Mayfair Fine Art went into administration earlier this year following FBI sting operation

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Adventures with Van Gogh

When the National Gallery used a London taxi to move a Van Gogh painting

Back during Tate’s 1947 exhibition, loan arrangements were more casual

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Leonardo da Vinci

Uffizi launches Leonardo da Vinci 500th celebrations across Italy

New exhibition in Florence decodes the “startlingly radical” scientific ideas of the Codex Leicester

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Collectors

Found guilty in 1995 of embezzling investors’ money, Roberto Polo resurfaces in role of art benefactor in Spain

Toledo government hopes for “El Greco” effect from this 15-year loan of late 19th- and 20th-century works

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Bayeux Tapestry

Entente cordiale: governments sign deal securing loan of Bayeux Tapestry to the UK in 2022

Cross-channel collaboration involves translating, conserving and digitalising the historic embroidery

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British Museum rekindles relationship with Zayed National Museum after loan deal ended last year

Under new partnership, the London museum will lend key objects to the new institution in Abu Dhabi

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Exhibitions

British Museum show focuses on Assyrian antiquities targeted by Islamic State

Loans likely to come from Iran—but works from the Met would not meet London museum's strict borrowing guidelines

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Kunsthalle Mannheim unveils €68m extension backed by German billionaire

Foundation of Hans-Werner Hector, one of the country's richest people, contributed €50m to the revamp

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Loans

How Britain tried—and failed—to borrow the Bayeux Tapestry twice before

One attempt was made in 1953 to mark the coronation of Elizabeth II and another for the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1066

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In the frame

The Guggenheim's Nancy Spector told Trump to flush off

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Exhibitions

British Museum sends treasures to Mumbai for grand exhibition of Indian history

Encyclopaedic show was inspired by former director Neil MacGregor's A History of the World in 100 Objects

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British Museum ends loan deal with Abu Dhabi

Construction delays to the Zayed National Museum are behind the move

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Looted Benin bronzes to be lent back to Nigeria

Pledge by European museums to set up “permanent display” of rotating loans in Benin City could pave way for restitution

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MoMA expansion is boon for Paris and Melbourne

Major loans from New York will be shown in both cities while the US institution adds one-third more exhibition space in Manhattan

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Art market

Anatole Shagalov embroiled in legal cases that reveal problems of buying art with loans

Buyers using works as collateral and allegedly defaulting on payment becoming increasingly common in "frothy market"

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Time’s up for Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum’s loan agreement with Carmen Cervera

More than 400 works from the baroness’s collection may be removed from the Madrid museum, but the Spanish culture minister hopes to reach a deal this week

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Will Les Demoiselles d’Avignon return to Paris?

Vuitton museum to show Modern masterpieces from MoMA

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Exhibitions

Britain’s ‘art lending library’ finds four new homes

Arts Council Collection of nearly 8,000 works is planning 24 exhibitions with regional partner galleries

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Five years on and the Clyfford Still Museum is still making discoveries

Curators have yet to examine more than 300 of late artist’s paintings

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American Gothic heads to Europe

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Exhibitions

Marie Antoinette’s personal china among Versailles treasures to travel to Australia

The largest ever loan show organised outside France will feature more than 100 objects from the historic royal palace

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Loan to Los Angeles renews Getty’s Italian connection

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Loans

How Prince Charles did his royal best to bring Henry VIII portrait to London

The late Baron Heini Thyssen’s eye-popping valuation of Holbein painting stopped National Gallery loan, trustees’ minutes reveal

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Rembrandt’s Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet to go on view in Wales

The anonymous foreign buyer of the painting has lent it to the National Museum Cardiff for three years

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Secret flight path of the Parthenon statue

Hermitage director reveals "circuitous" route that marble sculpture took from London to St Petersburg to avoid Greek seizure

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Prado responds to Bosch downgrades by cancelling Dutch loans

Madrid museum still allows The Haywain to be centrepiece of blockbuster show in artist’s home town

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Art

Germany could pay $3m to borrow Tehran’s Modern art

Negotiations include huge loan fee part of which will help fund revamp of Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

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Tehran’s Modern art could travel to the US

Hirshhorn holds preliminary talks but Berlin first in queue to borrow works by artists such as Gauguin, Pollock, Rothko, Picasso and Bacon

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Hermitage to lend avant-garde collection

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Art is a weapon as Russia and US fight cultural war

Relations worse than ever after federal US judge imposes $43.7m fine over Jewish Orthodox library

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Exhibitions

Prague’s Titian loan show delayed after insurers refuse to ship works

Concerns about the venue’s roof and paperwork delays have postponed the exhibition—insured for €160m—for six weeks

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Goya’s Duchess of Alba to make rare trip to London’s National Gallery

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Nuclear deal paves way for cultural diplomacy with Iran

Overtures include Louvre director’s planned visit to Tehran, while Italy lends classical sculpture

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Miuccia Prada plays key role in Italy-Iran cultural diplomacy

Ancient sculpture from Italian museums to go on show in Tehran after Iran lends Greek statue to Fondazione Prada

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Loans

British Museum could send loans worth £1bn to the Gulf

Finest Assyrian relief from Nimrud among objects being valued for possible display in Abu Dhabi museum

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Exhibitions

British Museum’s ivory icons denied US entry for loan show

The US Fish and Wildlife Service blocked the importation of the Byzantine objects before they ever left the UK

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British Museum to send star objects to the Gulf

Assyrian reliefs among the 500 loans earmarked for long stay in Abu Dhabi

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Super Bowl victory for sporting Clark Art Institute

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Exhibitions

US refusal to protect Cuban art threatens Bronx Museum show

Ambitious joint venture between New York and Havana at risk as State Department remains unwilling to grant immunity from seizure for Cuban loans